November 30, 2000, in Odessa, Ukraine
However, Mazur's colleagues suspected their editor had been poisoned. They said he was a teetotaler who had recently received telephone death threats, which they believed were provoked by Yug articles about corruption in local law-enforcement agencies. On December 3, however, the local police chief told journalists that he could see "nothing criminal in Yuliy Mazur's death."
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.